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Aug 01 2020



What is it and how does it work?

A microchip is a permanent pet ID about the size of a grain of rice. It has no internal energy source, and will last the life of your pet. It is implanted between the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary, so that it is read by passing a microchip scanner over where the chip is located to transmit the microchip’s unique ID code and positively identify the pet.

The microchip is not a tracking device. Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS. Since there’s no battery and no moving parts, there’s nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.

What is the procedure to implant a microchip?

A veterinarian simply injects a microchip beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to an injection and takes only a few seconds. No anesthetic is required.

What are the benefits of a microchip?

Microchips are permanent identification that cannot be lost like a collar or tag. When scanned, they each have a unique number registered with your information. It is extremely important to keep your information updated, in case the pet is lost or stolen. In most cases, if a pet is picked up by animal control, the pet is scanned and the owners are contacted.

How do I know if a pet is microchipped?

If you take it to a local veterinary clinic or animal shelter, they can run the chip wand across your pet to check for a chip. That number can be input into This search engine will tell you if the pet is registered and what microchip company manufactured it. The company should be able to give you owner information.

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